Digitalization within Logistics Management An increased use of digital tools on the construction site
Examensarbete för masterexamen
Design and construction project management (MPDCM), MSc
Digitalization has been a subject in focus in the construction industry for a long time. Despite this, little focus has been placed on digitalization in the logistics management in the construction industry. This study examines partly the current picture of the digital level of logistics management today at the construction site and analyzes the opportunities and challenges to achieve increased efficiency in the future. The study aims to map and identify the various challenges and barriers that have contributed to the current situation today. Furthermore, the study identifies potential opportunities and solutions to increase the efficiency of logistics management, but also with the aim of increasing safety at the construction site. Comprehensive literature studies have been conducted as a basis for analysis and in order to further carry out an empirical study. The empirical study consists mainly of interviews with Skanska at both an operational and central level, but also interviews with external parties such as Autodesk and DHL have been conducted. The external parties have broadened the perspective of the study in order to see the opportunities and the possibilities available on the market today. The study has concluded that there are great development potentials to streamline logistics management on the construction site in the future. A more digital way of working provides opportunities for simplified planning and can contribute to a reduced number of deliveries, which in turn can contribute to better process control. This gives officials on the construction site the opportunity to more efficiently plan the deliveries as well as the unloading process, which leads to a safe unloading process while reducing administrative time. Another development potential is found in planning of Construction Logistics Plan (CLP) and the design of the construction site. There are already today, opportunities to use in order to plan the design and the layout of the construction site in 3D. Such planning enables an increased ability to predict risks at an early stage of planning, but also an improved ability to optimize the logistics flow on the construction site can be gained. The report's results also indicate that there are clear cultural and organizational challenges with the development of digitalization today.
BIM , Construction Industry , Digital tools , Digitalization , Efficient logistics flow , Logistics , Logistics Management , Safety